Diets

Calories in food by KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken)

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Here are the calories content of the food. Some of the restaurants in KFC would display this table. Fried chicken (original flavor) per piece: Energy/ Tenaga (kcal) Carbohydrate (Karbohidrat) (g) Protein (g) Fat/ Lemak (g) Salt/ Garam (g) Drumstick 160 7 16 8 0.33 Thigh (Peha) 287 11 8 15 6 Ribs (Rusuk) 275 8 [...]

8 Compelling Reasons Why You Should Learn How to Cook

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I had never been good in cooking, neither do I have the patience to do it. Below are the reasons that made me change and if you have arrived to this article, chances are, you are also starting to feel the same compelling need to stop relying on others for food and reduce your take-outs. [...]

Chinese food diet- nutritious, healthy and cost effective

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Unlike the fatty and MSG laden food which one usually find in Chinatown, the typical home cooked meals from a modest Chinese household is simple, easy to learn, tasty, nutritious and can can fit well into a diet plan. Usually served with a bowl of plain rice with 3 dishes and soup. A passage written [...]

A boy dies after ingesting leeches from stir fried water spinach

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Kangkong is also known as water glorybind, water spinach, water convolvulus and swamp cabbage It is a popular dish in Asia and normally eaten stir fried with shrimps, garlic and/or chili paste (belacan). As kangkung is a water based plant with hollow stems, it is not surprising that leeches can breed in it. The following is [...]

Dangers of lead poisoning from ceramic wares

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If you drink your water, cook/store/eat your food from ceramic kitchenware/tableware, you could be exposed to lead poisoning.  Reason: If the ceramic ware is not made properly, lead (used to make decorative designs in the lead) would leach into the food stored on it. The Sunday Straits Times published quite a disturbing article titled Toxic [...]

Ramadhan or Fasting Month- Best time to quit smoking

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We are now into the fasting month (bulan Ramadhan or bulan puasa) where Muslims worldwide would be fasting. The fasting month is the best time to overcome addictive habits- especially those of smoking. This is as one fast, one  are not able to eat or drink from dawn till the break fast time (around 7.40pm). [...]

Is taking a supplement the same as biting into an apple?

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Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is a compound that can be inorganically manufactured in the lab from inorganic chemicals. I had that experience first hand in high school mixing 2 chemicals and turn them into ascorbic acid during one of our science project experiment. I still remember my Biology teacher holding up the conical flask [...]

The connection between comfort eating and goals/ purpose in life

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When we are organized and is very focused towards our goals, we tend to have less appetite to eat, or less tendency to overeat. This is something that I am beginning to notice among the highly driven and focused leaders and managers that I have came to know. The traits I’ve noticed: they are very [...]

Why taking too much carbs can easily make you fat

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We often do not see the calories in the small little innocent items that we consume daily. But with each bite, it adds up to our caloric consumption. If we consume mostly carbohydrates, especially refined carbs…..really…we can really gain weight even though we may not feel that we eat a lot. This is especially if [...]

Habit of taking light instead of heavy dinner

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In our office a number of my colleagues, myself included regularly have to work late. By the time some of them commute back home,  it would be late….and they would still be taking their regular dinner. It does not take long for one to gain weight especially at the tummy area. If we want to [...]